Category: Better Writing

Better Writing Through Environmental Design

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Some writers can write just about anywhere. I’m not one of them and I bet you aren’t either. For most of us, our surroundings make a big difference in the quantity and quality of our work. Here are some things you can do to take control of your physical writing environment. You may not be able to do everything  »  Read More

Better Writing: The Intelligent 15-Year-Old Critic

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“Do people really pay you to write this? It makes NO sense at all.” With that, my teenage daughter smiled sweetly and handed my carefully crafted article back to me. When my kids were teenagers, they were not shy about sharing their opinions.  I’m not sure exactly how I figured out that my  »  Read More

Keep ‘em Reading

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Today, it’s harder than ever to keep your reader engaged and reading. Phones buzz. Social media alerts flash. The demands of work insist on being satisfied. If you’re a business author, you must have compelling material. That’s table stakes. It’s not enough to keep readers moving. Here are some things you can  »  Read More

Writing Tips My Clients Love

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One benefit of working as a ghostwriter and author coach is that I get to spend time with intelligent people who have deep knowledge of their subject. Of course, they’re all different. They vary in age, professional background, and writing experience. Some have toddlers at home while others have grown children. Some  »  Read More

Better Writing: Get Your Writing Rhythm

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“It don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing).” That’s a saying of trumpeter Bubber Miley. Duke Ellington wrote a jazz standard based on it. Great writing certainly has rhythm and flow. The process of writing should, too. Your goal for every writing session should be to produce enough good writing to  »  Read More

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